5th Grade Science Quiz: What Do You Know About Weather?

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5th Grade Science Quiz: What Do You Know About Weather? - Quiz

The atmosphere of the earth is quite interesting and most of the weather occurs in the lower layer if the atmosphere. We experience different weather patterns throughout a calendar year and we have gotten to understand how to predict and read extent of a condition. Take this 5th grade quiz and find out what you know about the weather.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A stationary front moves back and forth over different areas.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    A storm that often starts with strong, quickly rising currents of moist air.
    • A. 

      Tornado

    • B. 

      Hurricane

    • C. 

      Thunderstorm

  • 3. 
    Air pressure _____________ (increases or decreases) as you go up in altitude.
  • 4. 
    Air that forms and air mass has similar properties throughout it.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Bodies of water become warm and coll more _______than land.
    • A. 

      Quickly

    • B. 

      Slowly

  • 6. 
    Climates change as much as the daily weather does.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Climates usually change quickly.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Convection currents can cause pattens of warm air and cold air.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Convection currents can cause patterns of warm air and precipitation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Different areas of a thunderstorm cloud have positive and negative electrical charges.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Forecasters look for patterns of weather change to predict future weather.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Forecasters make predictions based on information about past weather conditions.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Fronts are never in areas of low pressure.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Cold fronts bring precipitation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Fronts occur in areas of ______pressure. (high or low)
  • 16. 
    Fronts occur along the left side of air masses.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Heavy precipitation often falls at a ___________ front (warm or cold)
  • 18. 
    Higher land is
    • A. 

      Cooler

    • B. 

      Warmer

  • 19. 
    How many layers are in the Earth's atmosphere?
  • 20. 
    In a convection current, gases or liquids rise and sink in a circular path.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    In cold fronts, warmer air gradually rises above cooler air.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    In the US, fronts generally move from west to east.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Jet streams are ______ winds that are formed near the Earth's surface. (fast or slow)
  • 24. 
    Jetstreams are high above the ground between huge convection currents
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Measures how much rain has fallen
    • A. 

      Radar

    • B. 

      Hectormeter

    • C. 

      Rain gauge

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